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Brown, Jane 1938-

Works: 47 works in 314 publications in 2 languages and 6,791 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: SB466.G8, B
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Publications about Jane Brown
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Most widely held works by Jane Brown
Gardens of a golden afternoon : the story of a partnership, Edwin Lutyens & Gertrude Jekyll by Jane Brown( Book )
40 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Vita's other world : a gardening biography of V. Sackville-West by Jane Brown( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Engelse schrijfster (1892-1962) en ontwerpster van de tuinen van Sissinghurst Castle in Engeland
The modern garden by Jane Brown( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
"The story of the modern garden has - until now - received little or no attention in the vast canon of garden literature. Jane Brown has been captivated by the secret story of the modern garden for more than a decade, mining its little-known history for revolutionary ideas and rediscovering long-lost masterpieces. Accompanying her accessible and wide-ranging text are illustrations and rarely seen historical photographs, as well as stunning contemporary photographs of eleven classic modern gardens. With today's ecological concerns and green design, the lessons of the modern garden for the twenty-first century are eminently useful. This publication weaves a rich tapestry of ideas and ideals, animated by the designers and people who dreamed them."--Jacket
The art and architecture of English gardens : designs for the garden from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects 1609 to the present day by Jane Brown( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Sissinghurst : portrait of garden by Jane Brown( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
"Created in the shell of a moated sixteenth-century manor house, the celebrated garden at Sissinghurst has a romantic aspect which is unsurpassed. First created by Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold Nicolson, in the 1930's it has been in the care of the National Trust since 1967..."--Publisher description
Lutyens and the Edwardians : an English architect and his clients by Jane Brown( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyens' clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, and beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. Lutyens and the Edwardians is lavishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from
Beatrix : the gardening life of Beatrix Jones Farrand, 1872-1959 by Jane Brown( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 libraries worldwide
The biography of Beatrix Jones Farrand, one of America's greatest landscape gardeners
The garden at Buckingham Palace : an illustrated history by Jane Brown( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of the renowned Buckingham Palace garden in London, from its beginnings as a seventeenth-century mulberry plantation frequented by Samuel Pepys to the role it plays today in the private and public life of the royal family, accompanied by photographs and historic illustrations
Lanning Roper and his gardens by Jane Brown( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Tales of the rose tree : ravishing rhododendrons and their travels around the world by Jane Brown( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
"From the towering Burmese magnificum, with its three-foot-diameter trunk and its masses of sweet-smelling purple flowers, to the potted pink azalea, glowing like a burning bush on the backyard garden patio, Rhododendron is a genus of infinite variety and beauty. There are 1,025 known species: it is a native of the snows of the Himalayas and the swamps of the Carolinas, the jungles of Borneo and the island inlets of Japan. It is also one of the oldest of plants - many believe the dove that returned to Noah's ark was carrying a rhododendron sprig - although it has been known to western horticulture for only 300 years. The curious history of Westerners and rhododendrons is full of swashbuckling plant collectors and visionary gardeners, colonial violence and ecological destruction, stunning botanical successes and bitter business disappointments. And it is here related with consummate skill by Jane Brown, an English garden writer clearly besotted by these "glorious and scented strangers, with their mouth-watering candy colors, their cascades of way bells or iridescent globes proffered in ruffs of green leaves." From its origins fifty million years ago to its arrival in England in the early 1600s; from its export from America by John Bartram in the 1760s to its vigorous collection by Harvard's Arnold Arboretum in the 1870s; from the foundation of the British Rhododendron Society in 1915 to the genetically engineered hybridizations of the early 21st century: this is the sweeping and exciting botanical epic that Jane Brown provides in this remarkable book. She achieves exactly what she sets out to do - "to construct a history of the genus Rhododendron that pays tribute to the mystery and majesty of these plants"--And does so with a scholar's thoroughness and the anecdotal skill of an enthralling entertainer."--Publisher's website
The English garden in our time : from Gertrude Jekyll to Geoffrey Jellicoe by Jane Brown( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
The English garden through the 20th century by Jane Brown( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
"Jane Brown's The English Garden in our Time was originally published in 1986. It was the first book to describe the influences upon gardens and their design from the heyday of Gertrude Jekyll, one hundred years ago, to the innovatory ideas of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe. This new edition, re-titled The English Garden Through the 20th Century, has been thoroughly revised to bring the story up to date and add many new colour pictures." "The English Garden Through the 20th Century is an essential book for anyone who is interested in garden design, now or in the recent past."--Jacket
Eminent gardeners : some people of influence and their gardens, 1880-1980 by Jane Brown( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
The pursuit of paradise : a social history of gardens and gardening by Jane Brown( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Sociale geschiedenis van tuinen en tuinieren in Engeland
Spirits of place : five famous lives in their English landscape by Jane Brown( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 libraries worldwide
"In Spirits of Place Jane Brown has chosen five famous people whose love of English rural landscape informed their work with a startling intensity. Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Rupert Brooke, Dora Carrington and L.P. Hartley all had a passion for special places that contributed to their development as artists and which formed the foundations of their lives." "In considering these personal landscapes Jane Brown brings alive the places of their affections. For E.M. Forster this was epitomized by his home, Rooksnest, which became the model for his famous Howards End. Rupert Brooke, son of a Rugby schoolmaster, was a product of the clipped quadrangles of Cambridge and immortalized the meadows at Grantchester. L.P. Hartley's holidays in Norfolk coloured his novels though he rejected his native Fens. Virginia Woolf found inspiration in her memories from childhood, reinventing the magic of the Cornish coast in her novels while living on the rolling green hills of the Sussex Downs."--Jacket
The omnipotent magician : Lancelot 'capability' Brown, 1716-1783 by Jane Brown( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Capability Brown changed the face of eighteenth-century England, designing country estatesand mansions, moving hills and making flowing lakes and serpentine rivers, a magical world of green.This English landscape style spread across Europe and the world.At home, it was so politically pleasing and socially apt that his influence spread beyond walls and hedgerows into the lowland landscape at large, and into landscape painting. In this vivid, lively biography, based on detailed research, Jane Brown paints an unforgettable picture of the man, his work, his happy domestic life,and his crowded world
Landscape design for the Middle East ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
A garden & three houses by Jane Brown( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
This is the story of how Peter and Margaret Aldington built Turn End, its neighbours and how the garden was made. The author explores the processes of designing and building the houses and garden and portrays the various aspects of the area in photos
Miss Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932, gardener by Gertrude Jekyll( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
My darling Heriott : Henrietta Luxborough, poetic gardener and irrepressible exile by Jane Brown( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
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